Recent Sermons

  • Salty, Bright, and Righteous

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 10/7/18

    SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13-20

    You are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world! Be salty and bright.

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  • What ever happened to eternal Life

    SPEAKER: Zac Cannon

    DATE: 9/30/18

    SCRIPTURE: John 17:1-3

    Why does our spiritual pulse seem so thin and thready? Perhaps Jesus offers us more than rudimentary life support.

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  • Stream Dwelling

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/23/18

    SCRIPTURE: Psalm 1

    The psalmist uses a tree to illustrate the nature of a person of faith. How might we be more tree-ey?

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  • Loose lips sink ships

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/16/18

    SCRIPTURE: James 3:1-12

    In a time when Tweets can terrorize immediately and globally, James and Jesus remind us of the potential risks associated with our most untamable tool.  Let's talk about how to minimize its fire.

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  • Extraordinary Relationships: A Path the relational expertise

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/9/18

    SCRIPTURE: Genesis 12:1-3

    You can only relate with who and what you bring to any relationship. How might we each take available steps toward relational success? Does God’s call to Abram give us any clues?

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  • Extraordinary Relationships: Sibling Position

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/2/18

    SCRIPTURE: Genesis 25:19-28

    Few experiences are more rewarding than an extraordinary relationship (separate, equal, open). However, little discourages us more than non-optimal relationships with friends, colleagues, family, and God. What can we learn about how we relate simply by noticing our "place" in the family?

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  • Extraordinary Relationships: Where Relating is Born

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 8/26/18

    SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

    Dr. Roberta Gilbert claims that "separate, equal, and open" are optimal relationship features. Obstacles to these doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Your relational strengths and liabilities are forged in a foundry called the Family of Origin. This nuclear family emotional unit is a second key concept of BFST. How does it compare to Paul's image of the church?

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  • EXtraOrdinary Relationships: A New Way of thinking

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 8/19/18

    SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3:1-13

    Relationships are a central and inevitable feature of life. Relating well leads to security, enjoyment, and fulfillment. Relating poorly often begets turbulence, trauma, even isolation. Why are some relationships mysterious and difficult while others come with ease? What is “going on” in relationships which stimulate, stabilize, or stymie the participants? Is it possible to improve our own capacity to be in the various relationships of our own life? Here’s a theory.

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  • Kingdom Participation

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins, Lance King, Zac Cannon, Barbara Edwards

    DATE: 7/22/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:14-15

    Participation in the Kingdom of God cannot be just an extracurricular activity for Christians. Participation in the Kingdom of God is what it means to be Christian. But participation can be scary especially if you aren't sure what it looks like. 

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  • Kingdom of Heaven

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 7/15/18

    SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:24-52

    Throughout Jesus' ministry he taught in the form of parables, earthy stories with heavenly meaning. In Matthew 13 he uses six parables to talk about the Kingdom of Heaven. If life in the Kingdom is a "great adventure" then it would serve us well to know a little about this Kingdom.

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  • Moving Toward Spectacular

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 7/8/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 5:21-43

    Jesus functions as dynamic healer and restorer in various scenes of sickness, separation, and loss-each time meeting folks where they are and moving them forward in gospel aliveness.  In what ways has Christ moved (with) you? Us? What is Christ doing with you/us now?  Is gospel healing, which likely inspires terror and amazement, discernable among us today? 

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  • Hosea - Getting beyond "NO"

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 7/1/18

    SCRIPTURE: Hosea 11:1-11

    The Lord grieves the steady waywardness of His people.  Will they ever hear His invitation away from the ways of other empires?  Once the fickleness/infidelity/sin sets in, how shall we move beyond “no”? 

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  • Hosea - Putting the Pieces back together

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 6/24/18

    SCRIPTURE: Hosea 5:15-6:6

    The Lord responds to his beloved's weary face and his own broken heart with resignation. But God reminds them of the steadfast love and corrective action ever-required to heal broken relationships. How do we find our way back from the shadows of suffering, sin, and relational separation to the green pastures of peace?

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  • Hosea - The Insatiable Dreamer God

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 6/17/18

    SCRIPTURE: Hosea 2:12-23

    God so loves His Gamer-Like people! Like a jilted lover, God rages over her infidelity. But He also fantasizes about the day when the family will be together again. Is this a fantasy?

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  • Hosea -  THe Family Portrait

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 6/10/18

    SCRIPTURE: Hosea 1:2-10

    Welcome to Hosea's world, a world of never ending ...whoredom!? Forsaking the Lord strained Israel’s covenantal bond and yielded interesting "offspring." How might Hosea's ancient promiscuous family relate to ours?

  • Paul's Penned Prayers

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/27/18

    SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:15-23

    The tourism industry increasingly features adventures of variable rigor. The harder the adventure, the more necessary a guide. Jesus promises that the long and sometimes arduous journey of life will require the best guide of all. How do we find and follow this guide?

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  • Life Adventure Guide

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/20/18

    SCRIPTURE: John 15:26-27 & 16:4b-15

    The tourism industry increasingly features adventures of variable rigor. The harder the adventure, the more necessary a guide. Jesus promises that the long and sometimes arduous journey of life will require the best guide of all. How do we find and follow this guide?

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  • THe Vine of Love

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/6/18

    SCRIPTURE: John 15:1-11

    Jesus invites his followers to bear a kind of fruit which is nourished only by abiding in Him. Might we be undernourished? How might our individual life rhythms impact the spiritual nourishment of the world?

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  • Sinking in the Sea with a sleeping savior

    SPEAKER: Zac Cannon

    DATE: 4/29/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 4:35-41

    Mark's gospel reveals Jesus as a dynamic, powerful Messiah on liberating, life-giving mission. Nothing can stop Jesus, and this is good news! But what happens when Jesus falls asleep when his followers realized they might need him the most?

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  • The Story of GIDEON - Part 2: A NOT SO GREAT FINALE

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 4/22/18

    SCRIPTURE: Judges 6:32:-8:33

    The story of Scripture is full of people that we might call "heroes". But why do we need them? What can we learn from them? The story of Gideon us much like our own, so how can we allow his story to help us continue writing ours?

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  • The Story of Gideon - Part 1: Call & Commitment

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 4/15/18

    SCRIPTURE: Judges 2:16-19, Judges 6:1-32

    The story of Scripture is full of people that we might call "heroes". But why do we need them? What can we learn from them? The story of Gideon us much like our own, so how can we allow his story to help us continue writing ours?

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  • AN eternal Congregation

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 4/8/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:1-11

    Are the folks we go to church with going to be our congregation for all eternity? if so, what's to become of our disagreements and divisions? The Psalter speaks of the goodness of unity. What contributes to enduring unity?

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  • An Awesome Mystery

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 4/1/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:1-11

    The features of life we most enjoy retain some element of mystery. We would easily acknowledge we believe in such features/people/events of life, even while we don't fully understand them. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the grandest example of just such a phenomenon. 

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  • More than a Donkey Heist?

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 3/25/18

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:1-11

    Why are you following Jesus? Through history, many have sought power or prominence, others peace. Jesus' so-called triumphal entry hardly produces either. Is there more than one kind of "passion-ate" victory?

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  • Continual Covenanting

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 3/18/18

    SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 31:31-34

    UnChristlike attitudes, more than doctrinal departures, gnaw at the heart of the Church today. Relational decay and spiritual disease lead to communal despair. Outside influences occupy and threaten to destroy. To avoid failure, God's people must allow God's ongoing work of rearrangement (a.k.a - transformation, sanctification). His prognosis therein is favorable for a long and rich life.

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  • SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 3/11/18

    SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:1-11

    Self-help is helpful when learning a card game or building a deck. But what if our heart is broken or our soul is dead? Paul portrays God as the radiant source of immeasurable riches which raises us to a new unity with God: a grace and mercy which make us alive in a new kind of way.

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  • A CULTURE OF FREEDOM

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 3/4/18

    SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20:1-17

    When, how, and in what way are rules restrictive? What is our typical response to perceived restriction? While some laws limit, God's Law liberates. How might we gain eyes to see?

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  • Life from old bones

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 2/25/18

    SCRIPTURE: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

    In a culture of high speed everything, God's deliverance seems dinosaurus. How might the long view reveal the more foundational reality of God's steady love bursting into the world. 

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  • Abundant Mercy

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 2/18/18

    SCRIPTURE: Psalm 51

    David cries the words we often stifle. Is this why our sin/separation remains "ever before us?" How might we begin healing from our "crushed bones" that we might once again hear joy and rejoicing?

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  • Toward a more Integrated Stewardship: Learning Contentment

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 2/11/18

    SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

    Paul claimed contentment with little and contentment with much. (Ugh! Why might I so struggle?) If the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, what is a capitalist to do?

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  • List Item

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 2/4/18

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  • Toward a more integrated Stewardship:

    How does my relationship with money relate to my relationships

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 1/28/18

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 12:13-21

    Jesus' teaching about money surprise us. How does our relationship with money/possessions impact our relationships with others, brothers, ourselves and God? If money is a means of mercy, are we "sinners" or Samaritans, or something else?

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  • Toward a More Integrated Stewardship:

    Power, Grace, ....Wealth!?

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 1/21/18

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 4:32-37

    The first Christians were of "one heart and soul." (integrated and integrative) They navigated great grace, great power, and great proceeds from an integrated perspective. What might we recognize about our own perspective on such matters as we observe? 

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  • Join the Cosmic Chorus of Praise

    SPEAKER: Zac Canon

    DATE: 12/31/17

    SCRIPTURE: Psalm 148

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  • Preparing for Christmas

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 12/10/17

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:1-8


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  • A Threshold of Hope

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 12/3/17

    SCRIPTURE: Mark 13:24-37

    In the turbulence of trends and taboos, we need something foundational. How and where can we plant our feet, (hearts, minds, and souls), for the swirliest season of all? Here's hope!



  • The Annual Check Up

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 11/26/17

    SCRIPTURE: Mathew 5:31-46

    Today is Christ the King Sunday.  Does the Sovereign have specific criteria that earn his favor, or conversely earn his reproach? Jesus suggests six practices with surprisingly potent and widespread impact. Are these filters through which we might start the new year (lean into Advent)?

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  • What do protestants protest?

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 11/12/17

    SCRIPTURE: Romans 3:19-26

    500 years ago, Martin Luther hammered a renewed perspective into place. "Indulging" ones' sins (paying indulgences) was far too small an ideology regarding the relationship between God and humanity. Paul reveals a much more scandalous reality: Grace. Meritocracy still needs our protest.

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  • Engaging CUlture: Cultivating and Creating

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 11/5/17

    SCRIPTURE: Mathew 5:21-26, Genesis 2:15

    How should we as Christians engage culture? Why should we as Christians engage culture? These are questions that have been asked since the time of Jesus? Rather than relying on gestures all the time, what if our posture was to cultivate what is there and create something new? What could it look like?

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  • Engaging CUlture: From Gestures to Posture

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 10/29/17

    SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:26-28, John 1

    How should we as Christians engage culture? Why should we as Christians engage culture? These are questions that have been asked since the time of Jesus? If gestures are appropriate from time to time, what should our posture be? 

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  • Engaging Culture: Finding GOd in Everyday Life

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 10/22/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 17:16-34, Daniel 1:18

    How should we as Christians engage culture? Why should we as Christians engage culture? These are questions that have been asked since the time of Jesus? In his book Culture Making, Andy Crouch suggest four gestures to use as we engage the world we live in. Let's practice with a movie!

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  • To Lead a Kingdom Movement

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 10/8/17

    SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

    Paul recounts the conditions by which they shared the gospel message, tenderly, without pretext, vanity, or greed. How does the gospel get us to that "place"?

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  • Word on the Street

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 10/1/17

    SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

    The Thessalonians were Paul's first (audience). Their connection was magical, and the results of their connection continued to emanate unstoppable beyond city walls. How come? 

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  • Acts: God's Spirit Inspires an Ever-Expanding movement

    Part 5: Repentance

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/24/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 22

    Paul's faith story reveals his "turn" from one view to another. His call is to share this change with others. As the movement expands, he will face resistance in many forms (See Acts 27). We might expect the same. Press on (Acts 30:30)

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  • Acts: God's Spirit inspires an ever-expanding movement

    Part 4: Uncharted Territory

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/17/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 17

    Paul evangelizes with a "fresh" gospel in synagogues and marketplaces. His gospel includes features which sound "strange" to some, and like "foreign" babbling to others. How do we respond to (and incorporate) the implications of the Paschal mystery and God’s omnipresence?

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  • ACTS: GOD'S SPIRIT INSPIRES AN EVER-EXPANDING MOVEMENT

    PART 3 - God's Special Fondness

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/10/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:10

    "I am especially fond of that one" says the God character in William Paul Young's The Shack. How do we respond to a God who loves everyone with a special fondness? If the Holy Spirit invades with less discriminating taste, how might we need to adjust our willingness to engage others? How might we need to see God differently than we have historically?

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  • ACTS: GOD'S SPIRIT INSPIRES AN EVER-EXPANDING MOVEMENT

    PART 2 - What's going on here?

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 9/3/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:27-42

    When God's movement faces resistance (as expected?), both breakthrough and loss characterize the next steps.

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  • Acts: God's Spirit inspires an ever-expanding movement

    Part 1 - Beyond all norms

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 8/27/17

    SCRIPTURE: Acts chapters 1-4

    God's movement is one which breaches strongholds and transcends boundaries. It seems determined to inspire new life beyond all previously known norms.  Where will it move next? Where do we resist?  How do we get on board? 

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  • Are We Listening

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 8/20/17

    SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:1-4, 28:1-15, 1 Samuel 3:1-11, Matthew 17:5, John 10:27, John 18:37, Acts 2:1-14,22

    The scripture is full of instructions to "listen".  What happens when we do….or don’t listen?  How and to what shall we listen in order to maximize our journey with He who speaks with what's been described as a still, small voice?  If listening leads to aliveness, let’s listen!

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  • A Tale of Two Branches

    SPEAKER: Landon Collins

    DATE: 8/6/17

    SCRIPTURE: John 15:1-11

    All good stories have these things: Characters, Purpose, Conflict, Turns, and Inciting Events. We were created to live good, if not great stories, yet somehow we have settled for meaningless and unfulfilling stories. In John 15, we see a recipe for living a good story that has all of the ingredients good stories have. 

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  • What If

    SPEAKER: Barbara Edwards

    DATE: 7/30/17

    SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 2:1-11

    Throughout Scripture God calls people to courageously participate with Him in advancing His Kingdom. In Proverbs we see that opening our minds and hearts to the knowledge of God allows us to step out in courage and live into the life God is calling us to? What would happen if we became people of courage who listened and obeyed the nudge of God’s Spirit? What if?

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  • THe Story We Live

    SPEAKER: Zac Cannon

    DATE: 7/23/17

    SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:1-2

    The impact our stories have on the stories of others can greatly shape their experiences with God. As Christ-followers allow God to live His story through them they will embrace a costly lifestyle of sacrificial love and service. 

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  • The Art of Neighboring: Part 6 - Better Together

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/28/17

    SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:10-21, 13:8-10

    The move from distance to unity requires time, forgiveness, and prayer. But when Community results from good neighboring, vitality is unstoppable. 

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  • The Art of Neighboring: Part 5 - Extraordinary Relationships

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/21/17

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:1-17

    Extraordinary relationships feature three characteristics. Not all neighboring relationships will (contain them). How do we discern when to "hold 'em" and when to "fold 'em?"   

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  • The art of neighboring: part 4 - Motives and Methods

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/14/17

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:27

    Building a culture of reciprocity invites us to check our motives and our egos. How can we be a city on a hill?

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  • The Art of Neighboring: part 3 - Baby Steps & Bigger Steps

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 5/7/17

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 5:27-32

    How do we eliminate strangers? Introduce ourselves! Neighboring is a long term endeavor with even longer term benefits. What are some steps?

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  • The art of neighboring: Part 2 - Obstacles

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 4/30/17

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:38-42, Numbers 13

    What prevents us from that which is most important? Since we are perfectly designed to achieve the results we are achieving, it must be a design issue. How might we redesign our lives towards ultimate value?

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  • The Art of Neighboring: Part 1 - WHo is my neighbor

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 4/23/17

    SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:28-35

    Jesus says the path to inheriting eternal life has MUCH to do with your neighbors. Will we seek loopholes or love?

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  • Being 3-f People: Fruitfulness

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 2/7/16

    SCRIPTURE: John 15:1-5, 6-17 & Luke 4:16-20

    Jesus launches a ministry among the faithful with a proclamation of fruitfulness. He later shares the pattern for lifelong fruitbearing. Paul heralds Jesus' kenotic attitude as the model for us all. 

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  • being 3-f People: Formation

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 1/31/16

    SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:41-47

    Maturity is the product of relational investment with God and others. This is what Jesus repeatedly said was the greatest priority. How do we engage?

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  • Being 3-f PEOPLE: FAITH

    SPEAKER: Lance King

    DATE: 1/17/16

    SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11

    What is faith? Why does it matter? What does it look like?

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